Painting by Roerich “Saint Sergius of Radonezh”

In 1932 NK Roerich painted the painting “Saint Sergius of Radonezh”, the great ascetic and intercessor of the Russian Land, especially revered in the Roerich family, is depicted standing on a gentle hill with a model of the temple in his hands. At the foot of the hill are Russian regiments that march under scarlet banners. Behind them – the cathedrals and belfry of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, repeating their outlines silhouettes visible in the distance against the background of the golden-violet sky of the mountains. The severity of the figurative system is emphasized by a rigid graphic pattern and an ascetic-restrained color. At the bottom of the picture is a significant inscription of the Old Slavonic script: “It is given to St. Sergius three times to save the Russian Land.

The first time under Prince Dmitri, the second – with Minin. The third. “This record indicates that N. K. Roerich not only saw the terrible trials that awaited his country,

but also knew about the victory of the Russian people and the spiritual role of St. Sergius in this victory.” Vanga in a conversation with relatives called Sergius of Radonezh the chief saints of Russia And one of the paintings dedicated to Radonezhsky, painted by Nicholas Roerich’s brush, the clairvoyant called “the greatest wealth” and asked never to be taken out of the country. “In this painting, Vanga saw a special meaning.” Once, after interrupting the conversation, she suddenly began to describe some kind of ” pictures. “I can see Russia as a saint holds in the palm. I see a church floating in the air. I see people with spears and helmets! “- told Lyudmila Zhivkova. Lyudmila, daughter of the former Bulgarian leader Todor Zhivkov, visited Nikola Vanga together with the Russian writer Valentin Sidorov that day. Listening to the words of the prophetess, they realized that Vanga was talking about the painting of Nicholas Roerich. But the Bulgarian clairvoyant could never see this canvas, and never even heard of it. But the prophetess described the picture depicted
in the picture as accurately as if she were drawing it: – Vanga said that the painting was painted by four souls who came from a different world, – recalled Lyudmila Zhivkova. – She said that it is necessary that everyone knew about it. She asked to save the picture as Russia’s greatest wealth. I asked not to send it to other countries, since it is intended only for Russia. According to eyewitnesses, at the moment when Vanga told about the mystical meaning of the canvas, she suddenly spoke in a man’s voice: “There is no force that could break Russia,” she said. – Russia will develop, grow, grow stronger. And she added that it was not her words, but the words of St. Sergius. Vanga spoke about Sergius as follows: “He is a great prophet, He is not a simple saint, but the main Russian saint.”

Said that Saint Sergius of Radonezh – the driver of all mankind, that he turned into light, his body from the light. The fact that Vanga singled out the creative work of Nicholas Roerich is confirmed by her student and spiritual daughter Neshka Robeva. “It’s exactly the fate’s destiny,” recalls Robeva. – After all, Vanga was acquainted with the son of Roerich Svyatoslav. Baba Vanga said that Nicholas Roerich is not only an artist, but also a prophet. Once she told Svyatoslav about his father: “All the pictures of Roerich are insights, predictions.” They are encrypted, but an attentive and sensitive heart will prompt the code, and the meaning of the canvas will clear up in time! “The colors and images of the picture are fascinating. In the foreground of the painting is St. Sergius of Radonezh. He is dressed in purple and blue monastic robes – colors denoting higher spirituality. On his hands he holds a church – the Cathedral of the Intercession on the Nerl, the most beautiful ancient temple in Russia. Three circles on a white and blue dress, denoting the unity of the past, present and future, imply: defenderism was, is and will be. And the sign of the All-Seeing Eye in the violet triangle above the head of the saint in the troubled sky means that the Monk Sergius fulfills his mission according to the higher will, it is the Sign of the Hierarchy of the Powers of Light.

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Painting by Roerich “Saint Sergius of Radonezh”